Righteous in his own eyes by Raymond A. Foss

Maybe this is the best summary
the sin that Job carried
righteous in his own eyes -
by his works he was worthy

No understanding of the divine
calling God into the square
believing himself able
to answer the charges of God

Blameless in his own mind
knocking over straw dogs
setting out a list of sins
and denying they apply

Claiming the good of his life
the work of his own hands
over and over again his words
beginning with “I”, speaking
as if he were God

by Raymond A. Foss

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